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Sweet Potato Ipomoea Erato Orange
Sweet Potato Ipomoea Erato Orange

Sweet Potato Ipomoea Erato Orange

Sweet Potatoes are a healthier, vitamin rich twist on a normal white potato and with their lovely orange flesh and red skin 'Erato Orange' will make growing your own produce more interesting and add some… Read more
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Sweet Potatoes are a healthier, vitamin rich twist on a normal white potato and with their lovely orange flesh and red skin 'Erato Orange' will make growing your own produce more interesting and add some delicious, sweet exotic flavours to your cooking. With extra dietary fibre than regular potatoes, they are becoming increasingly popular in everyday diets, they are extremely easy to cook and very versatile and can be mashed, boiled, or baked, made into chips, soups, curries, and stews. Sweet potatoes prefer to grow in hot conditions, preferably a greenhouse or conservatory, they are perfect for growing in pots and with regular watering they will grow to a maximum of around 30cm tall. Vigorous plants, they will develop large tubers in the summer and be ready to harvest from September through to October. Delivered as 6 plug plants, ready to grow on before planting out.
PLANT FEATURES
  • Height:30 cm
  • Spread:100 cm
  • Perfect In Pots
  • Plant In Sunshine
  • Protect From Frost
  • Edible
  • Easy To Grow
CARE INFORMATION

Care Guide

How to grow

Outdoors: If grown outdoors, sweet potatoes need moisture-retentive, free-draining soil, in a sheltered, sunny position (they are particularly happy in organic rich sand).

  • Prepare the ground as necessary.
  • Use black polythene, to warm the soil and suppress weed growth. Lay the polythene over the soil several weeks before planting, from late March or April as the soil starts to warm up.
  • Grow the plants on in a bright, frost-free position in the greenhouse or on a sunny windowsill, until late May until early June, potting on as necessary.
  • ‘Harden off’ before planting outdoors, in slits through the polythene.
  • Cover with cloches or fleece – the temperature lift makes all the difference.

Indoors: Grow sweet potatoes in a glasshouse in large tubs, growing-bags or the glasshouse border, transplanting from the pots once they have produced plenty of roots.

  • The foliage can be trained up string, canes or trellis. Any good growing medium is satisfactory, including peat-free types.
  • Sweet potatoes crop best at temperatures between 21-26°C (70-80°F).
  • Keep greenhouse plants well-watered and feed every other week with a high-potassium liquid feed.
  • Overwinter plants in a frost-free greenhouse or windowsill.
DELIVERY INFORMATION

Our experienced team at the nursery will always carefully package and send your plants nursery fresh in the perfect condition to thrive once you receive and plant them. Although most plants are extremely tough and will not be affected by all but the most extreme of weather conditions, we always avoid dispatching the most perishable plants if extreme frosts or heat is forecast. We also avoid dispatching orders over Bank Holiday weekends.

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Size Guide
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Tray Of 120 Plugs
Small Plugs

Size:
Height 4-6cm

Ease:
Easy

Grow On?:
Yes

Tray Of 60 Plugs
Medium Plugs

Size:
Height 5-7cm

Ease:
Easy

Grow On?:
Yes

Plugs
Plugs

Size:
Height 8-12cm

Ease:
Easy

Grow On?:
Yes

Jumbo Plugs
Plugs

Size:
Height 10-20cm

Ease:
Easy

Grow On?:
Yes

Garden Ready
Garden Ready

Size:
Height 14-20cm

Ease:
Easiest

Grow On?:
Not Necessary

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